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  • The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney Worldby Aaron Wallace

    The Intrepid Traveler 2013; US$ 7.99

    A different kind of guidebook that leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see ? the rides and attractions. Each attraction gets its own essay covering the history and lore behind it along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work... more...

  • The Architecture of Pleasureby Dr Josephine Kane

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This book considers the relationship between popular modernity, pleasure and the amusement park landscape in Britain from 1900-1939. Focusing on three sites - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Dreamland in Margate and Southend's Kursaal - the book contextualises their development with references to the wider amusement park world. The meanings of these... more...

  • Re-imagining Heritage Interpretationby Dr Russell Staiff

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between visitors and heritage places has been too focused on learning outcomes, and so heritage interpretation has become dominated by psychology and... more...

  • Innovations in Activities for the Elderlyby David Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs. more...

  • Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimoreby John P. Coleman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin's, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park... more...

  • Take Your Kids to Europeby Cynthia Harriman

    Globe Pequot Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Countries covered include: Great Britain, France, Benelux, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Gibraltar, and Morocco ]]> more...

  • Hidden Mickeysby Steven M. Barrett

    The Intrepid Traveler 2015; US$ 9.99

    Over 1,000 images of Mickey Mouse are hidden in the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) to give visitors the pleasure of finding them. Author Barrett adds to the fun with his best-selling field guide to their whereabouts. In this new edition, updated with his latest sightings, he guides you to over 1,250 ?hidden Mickeys.? All new in this edition: sightings... more...

  • The Kid of Coney Islandby Woody Register

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 26.99

    A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. In this lively biography, cultural historian Woody Register tells the remarkable... more...

  • Beneath the Big Topby Steve Ward

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Beneath the Big Top is a social history of the circus, from its ancient roots to the rise of the 'modern' tented travelling shows. A performer and founder of a circus group, Steve Ward draws on eye-witness accounts and contemporary interviews to explore the triumphs and disasters of the circus world. He reveals the stories beneath the big top... more...

  • Walt's Utopiaby Priscilla Hobbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. Disneyland was envisioned as a utopian resort where families could play together and escape the tension of the "real world." Since its construction, the park has continually been updated to reflect changing American culture. The park's... more...